Aboriginal Convicts

Australian, Khoisan, and Maori Exiles


Revealing the forgotten stories of Aboriginal convicts, this book describes how they lived, labored, were punished, and died. Profiling several of the 130 Aboriginal convicts who were transported to and within the Australian penal colonies, this collection features the journeys of Aboriginal warriors Bulldog and Musquito, Maori warrior Hohepa Te Umuroa, and Khoisan soldier Booy Piet.

  • University of New South Wales Press; January 2013
  • ISBN 9781742246086
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Aboriginal Convicts
  • Author: Kristyn Harman
  • Imprint: University of New South Wales Press

In The Press

"An engaging, deeply researched, and richly-detailed study of a long forgotten aspect of Australia's colonial past."  —Henry Reynolds, author, Fate of a Free People

About The Author

Kristyn Harman is a lecturer in Aboriginal studies at the University of Tasmania's Riawunna Center.  She specializes in 19th-century cross-cultural relations throughout the British colonial frontiers.